Re: perl or libc6 bug?: getpwnam('root') in NIS environment
>>>>> "Miquel" == Miquel van Smoorenburg <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Miquel> There is. If the request comes from a priviliged port
Miquel> (<1024) it must have been a root process that did the
Miquel> request. That way the NIS server can see if a process is
Miquel> 1. mangle the password file depending on who does the
Miquel> request. That's what we do at Cistron. Behold:
This is a really lame way of doing security, IMHO. :) If you're on a
windows or mac box, there's nothing stopping you from binding on ports
< 1024. Same thing for determining who made the request; identd
is only meaningful on a windows box.
NIS is just full of holes, really. NIS+ is theoretically better, but
as anyone who has actually used it will tell you, it is a dog and a
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